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post #81 of 135
186/500

I have to say posting here to meet my goal really motivates me. Thank you!!

So I added another 6 items: 3 expired vitamins, 1 photo album that was practically empty yet taking up space on our shelf, 1 pack-n-play to Freecycle, 1 pan that my egg stuck in this morning FOR THE LAST TIME
post #82 of 135
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Originally Posted by Ilovelife View Post
186/500
1 pan that my egg stuck in this morning FOR THE LAST TIME
I know how that goes!!
post #83 of 135
Today's the first day I'm really getting into it, so I have a late start.

Cleaned out some stuff from the kitchen: 10/200.

I have 2 items waiting to be picked up by Freecyclers and I'll be giving at least 50 items to a charity coming by Thursday. I want them to hurry up and come so I can add the items to my count!
post #84 of 135
I'm up to 34/100. (At least, I think my goal was 100. I actually hope to far exceed that!) Today's haul includes a bunch of unworn what-was-I-thinking clothes to the thrift store, and some tools to Freecycle.
post #85 of 135
I threw away:
1 old medicine
2 dried out markers
1 dried up glue bottle
1 gross toothbrush
20 Rubbermaid containers to Freecycle
12 books (6 to trash & 6 donated to the library)

223/500
post #86 of 135
Between our yardsale, and unloading ALL of the baby stuff on a grateful soon-to-be momma, we got rid of over 2000 items. I won't list them all, lest I crash MDC with my post. But the short version is:

-a ladder
-TV and stand
-entire bedroom set
-5 boxes of toys
-10 boxes of baby clothes
-1 box of maternity clothes
-vaccuum cleaner
-2 or 3 boxes of books
-a few ride-on toys
-a few larger toys

Plus a ton of other random stuff (decorations, printers - why did we have 4?? - stereo equipment, scanner....etc. etc. etc.) We made about $300 on the "big ticket" items at the yardsale, and were able to find a good home for all of the baby stuff (including my cloth diapers - the momma seemed very interested in trying them out!)

Our city is having a "Put your junk in your front yard with a "free" sign" event this weekend that we're definitely going to take advantage of. I'm hoping to unload everything else. Anything that doesn't get picked up, we'll arrange to have donated to a local charity that does pick-ups.

So yeah! I'm very confident we'll hit the 3000 mark this month. Which is good. Because we're moving in EIGHT DAYS, and simply do not have room for 90% of our crap!
post #87 of 135
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Originally Posted by ~Nikki~ View Post
Our city is having a "Put your junk in your front yard with a "free" sign" event this weekend that we're definitely going to take advantage of. I'm hoping to unload everything else. Anything that doesn't get picked up, we'll arrange to have donated to a local charity that does pick-ups.
What city are you in? You might find me rummaging around your yard.

I posted an ad on Craigslist for my pump and bottles, and someone's shown an interest.

Went through a stack of papers on the kitchen table and in the "mail organizer," which is really just a catchall. I didn't sort them all out, but I did get rid of a bunch of recyclable pages.

I think I'm at 18/100.
post #88 of 135
Does anyone have before/after pics of their clutter? I think this would be fun for us all to post. Visual inspiration!

I have a few here. When I find my camera (toddler ran off with it and hid it somewhere ) I'm going to take more.
post #89 of 135
63/500

I've fallen so far behind my goal--things have just gotten too busy with other stuff this month--multiple friends with life alterning crises. The rooms switch is still in progress, but no new stuff out, just moved around a (tiny) bit. I did get through my closet and most of my clothes today, so I got rid of a few things and set aside a huge bunch to list on the TP. I could use the extra money anyway Also, I got a paper project/mental clutter taken care of that I had put off, and am working on 2 more. So my new items gone:

10 stained/holey shirts and pants that were not repairable. I considered making rags, but my shelf is overflowing...
1 mental project--paperwork and phone calls done
1 box of bean soup mix from pantry that was way too old :

So, my new total is 75/500. Hey, there are still 10 days left in the month. If I get my TP stuff listed and some more room work done, it is totally possible
post #90 of 135
22 more things from the deck, bedroom & storage closet room thingy.

288/500
post #91 of 135
1 romper cut into rags

19/100
post #92 of 135
I donated a bunch of stuff today (the truck just left!) :

Charity 1: Bix box of clothes, set of dishes, toys, hats, leather briefcase, few kitchen tools. Total: 146 items

Charity 2: Two big garbage bags of clothes, divided between cold and warm weather. Total: 65 items

This is my first time participating and I think I set my goal of 200 too low--I was being cautious! My total is now 221/200 so I'll revise my goal to 300 for June. The sad part is that most of this stuff came from the closet and the closet basically looks the same. :
post #93 of 135
1 pair of shoes to charity
1 rug to Freecycle

Total: 36/100
post #94 of 135
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Originally Posted by NoliMum View Post
What city are you in? You might find me rummaging around your yard.
Oh my goodness, you're in Texas. You'd have to hop a flight to another country to rummage through my yard.

As a side note, I found a new source of people to come take my crap away. FACEBOOK, beleive it or not. They put up a marketplace about a month ago, and have a "Free" section. I have 3 people coming over within the next couple of days to take some stuff. Unlike Craigslist, I instantly have all of their contact details as soon as they inquire, which will hopefully make them less likely to flake out at the last minute. We shall see.

As another side note, I made an amazing discovery this past weekend. When you put a "Free" sign on something at a yardsale, nobody will touch it. But if you put a $1 sign on it near the end of the day, it gets picked up lickety-split. This happened with 3 totally different items. Go figure.
post #95 of 135
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Originally Posted by ~Nikki~ View Post
Oh my goodness, you're in Texas. You'd have to hop a flight to another country to rummage through my yard.

As a side note, I found a new source of people to come take my crap away. FACEBOOK, beleive it or not. They put up a marketplace about a month ago, and have a "Free" section. I have 3 people coming over within the next couple of days to take some stuff. Unlike Craigslist, I instantly have all of their contact details as soon as they inquire, which will hopefully make them less likely to flake out at the last minute. We shall see.

As another side note, I made an amazing discovery this past weekend. When you put a "Free" sign on something at a yardsale, nobody will touch it. But if you put a $1 sign on it near the end of the day, it gets picked up lickety-split. This happened with 3 totally different items. Go figure.
I think people are embarrassed to take free stuff. Sometimes I struggle with that, too- Are they going to think I'm greedy or wanting a free ride? Then again, I hauled off two framed prints and other misc. from someone's Free Pile without a glance back.

I am starting to hate Craigslist!! I've made 2 posts and have had 2 inquiries, but after I responded, I never got another peep! : How hard is it to send an email with, "No thanks." Also I've inquired about a post and the person never answered.

Oh, I almost forgot to put my update in. I sold a pile of baby clothes and 2 electronic toys at Kid to Kid, a local resale shop. Made $15!! I didn't count how many items there were, but I know they usually don't do more than $1.50 per piece. So I'm counting it as 10 for the clothes, and 2 for the toys.

31/100
post #96 of 135
DH brought 4 large bags (appx. 500 items) to the Salvation Army tonight. Also got rid of 40 more items tonight via Facebook Freecycle. Not much more left to go!

I did get a few unexpected responses. Like the man asking me to send him photos of each and every item (I have hundreds of things to go...and no photos), plus brand names of the items (???), when they were made (??????), and if he could pick them up in 3 weeks (????????????). Um, they're FREE. I'm giving them away for FREE because I don't want to do any work. No advertising. No photos up on Craigslist. No time to properly sell this stuff because I'm moving in 6 days! No sir, I will not be sending you an itemized list of the entire "inventory" of FREE stuff, complete with front, back and side shot photos of every item. :
post #97 of 135
Today's unloading included 3 ceramic dishes, a plastic planter, a chunk of vinyl clothesline, a bag of pinecones, and a few other assorted kitchen things. I also threw away some less-than-perfect photographs.

Total so far: 43/100.
post #98 of 135
Today I actually OPENED and WENT THROUGH a Val-Pak of coupons on the day it arrived! Usually those are sitting around my house for weeks, or worse, even after all the coupons have expired. I kept two, and recycled the rest.
post #99 of 135
I forgot to count but I got rid of at least 80 things today. Purged the top of our dresser, the "spare" bedroom drawer, and the kitchen junk drawer. Phew! That brings me to roughly 300/500. It's looking like I may not make my goal this month, but that's okay. Then again, maybe I'll find another 200 things next week.
post #100 of 135
58 more items purged from the spare room.

346/500
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